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Dental trauma and severe tooth decay can sometimes result in the total loss of a tooth. When this happens the empty void can hamper your ability to chew food efficiently. In time it could also lead to alignment issues with the neighboring teeth.

Many people suffering from tooth loss in Charlotte, North Carolina area will turn to Prosthodontists of the Carolinas and our Dr. Ralph Hoffmann to explore their dental restoration options. In many of these cases the most effective method is to fully replace the lost tooth with a dental implant.

Yet sometimes when a tooth is lost it also results in the loss of healthy bone structure in the area. A patient with a problem like this might need a bone graft installed in the area in advance of the dental implant restoration.

The outpatient oral procedure typically requires full sedation. So, you will need to arrange for a ride home from a friend or family member.

During the procedure Dr. Hoffmann and his staff will make a careful incision on the gums. Then a small sample of bone tissue will be inserted into the area and your gums will be sutured. Over time the newly introduced bone will start to fuse with the surrounding oral structure to provide a firm anchor for an eventual dental implant.

If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 704-364-3770 to explore the dental restoration options offered by Dr. Hoffmann and the staff at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.